Key Prophetic Words
Under Water Treasure Chests – Ansley Bailey – Nov 2012
I saw a picture of the ocean and all of you in the ocean together enjoying it laughing. At times waves would come but you would hold on to one another.
The Lord than took me under the water and showed me that deep down, there are many different treasure chests which you did not know were there. These are loaded with treasure.
I feel that the Lord has placed gifts within people in Lighthouse that have not been discovered yet. Some know they have the gifts others don’t even realise what God has placed inside of them.
I then saw Bruce put on his goggles and start swimming down. He had to hold his breath and it was tough because some of the chests were difficult to open. As he persisted they started opening and the gifts were released to come up to the surface and be used. When the rest of the people on the surface saw the treasures that came up, they also decided to dive in and start to unlock some treasure chests.
Sometimes they had to really hold their breath for long as they struggled to open the chests but it was worth it. Inside were gifts that would take the church to the next level. Inside some, were keys that could unlock doors that have been locked before.
“This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armour, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
The following prophetic words have been received since Lighthouse to the Nations Church was planted out of Cornerstone Church in 2002.
~Birthday Celebration May 2009~
“When you look back over the coming Seven years, the first Seven years are going to look like the lean years, even although they have been a good seven years.”
~Beehive and Throbbing Heart~
I saw the Lighthouse as a living thing. Like a heart, throbbing and pulsating, giving off life. It was moist, soft and muscular.
Then I saw it as a hive. (For bees) It was also very much organic – like the queen bee, continually laying eggs to become adults. The noise was unfathomable as all the workers and other bees (drones, etc. worked furiously in this living hive. There was a definite sense of power in this living organism (heart and /or hive) and going (being pumped) out of it.
While we were praying for the church, I believe the Lord showed me a picture. I saw the Lighthouse, but I saw it like a gigantic silo. I saw that this silo was filled to the brim with precious stones. It was full of exquisite gems! I felt that the Lord was saying that the people he has brought together, who make up the body of this church are incredibly talented. He has gifted each and every one of them with wonderful skills and abilities and He desires for them to make use of what he has given them for the benefit of the surrounding community.
Just as beautifully polished diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires sparkle and reflect the light in all directions, so is God calling the people who make up the body of Christ to sparkle and reflect the glory, brilliance and beauty of Jesus to the people around them and those drawn to the church. Malachi 3:17 “They shall be Mine says the Lord of hosts, “On the day I make them my jewels.”
~Cornucopia – A Horn of Plenty~
Early this morning, I believe the Lord spoke to me and gave me revelation concerning His new Church that He is planting with you. I saw a cornucopia – a “horn of plenty” and it was filled with fruit. The fruit was just spilling out of it and I saw that the fruit was just perfect. Ripe, juicy, without any blemishes or bruises. “Export quality” fruit. I believe that the Lord gave me the following scriptures for you in this regard. Mark 4:20 “others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the Word, accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.”
John 15:3 – 8 “You are already clean because of the Word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit all by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
Luke 8:15 “But the seed sown on good soil stands for those with a good and noble heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Romans 6:22 “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” Romans 7:4 “So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.”
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Ephesians 5:8 – 9 “For you were once darkness,, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (For the fruit of light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.)” Colossians 1:6 “All over the world this gospel is producing fruit and growing just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.”
James 3:17 – 18 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” 1 Corinthians 2:7 – 9 “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labour. For we are God’s fellow-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
~Heart of Generosity~
I saw a picture of concrete being poured to create something like Lake Kariba Dam Wall. People were falling into the cement, but the pouring could not stop. Sometimes you “lose” your best, those most involved. I believe this is a culture this church is required to live in – you will be called to sow your best OFTEN, and just when they seem the most useful. Each will contribute to the foundation and will create a flow of leaders coming through.
Bruce, I felt that you need to develop a culture of generosity in your church:
–Generous with finance into Apostolic Work.
–Generous with sowing the gifting of your people into the doings of NCMI.
–Generous in flowing in love for your people.
–Generous in teaching the truth – do not be scared of challenging compromise & being strong on the truth.
As you do this, the word says that as you sow, you will reap. Sowing strongly will release strong people into your ministry. I see God sending you a strong man (men), a strong couple/s. I feel he will be like a diamond in the rough. You will think he does not qualify because of lack of word and even godly ways. But God is sending them like a Peter. They have everything you need but you will need to polish these arrows. They will support you, be faithful to you and you can trust them. You will feel like you are risking with them, but do it – God has given them to you.
~Becoming & Being God’s Healing Community~
I believe that I have received a prophecy as I was just listening to some of what was going on this morning and to something what Bruce has said. There is this one phrase, and I think it comes out of Psalms or Isaiah, where the Lord says, ”I will rise with healing in my wings.” I have a sense of God saying that in this church, He wants to rise with healing in his wings. Not so much so that you can become a healed community, but that He can rise with healing in His wings to this community through you. Through each and every one of you, so that through the healing, you will be able to bring about what He wants to see take place in this community.
So it is a challenge for you to live healed, but I tell you, it is to look to heal as well. It is to look to heal. It is not just to absorb, but it is to say I want to be a healing balm to those that are around me. And I feel that God is saying that you are going to be that to this community- this Jerusalem. God is anointing you for this. He is pouring His spirit out on you and He is saying move into this identity I have for you. God has called the church to be a healing community. I have done many sermons on this and Dudley has preached over and over again about the church being a healing community.
I just feel God saying, He wants to rise through you in particular, and bring healing into these homes, into some of those who at one stage perhaps once knew Him but have neglected Him now, into relationships that are broken and distraught, into areas where perhaps there is just deadness. God wants you to be that healing. I believe He is anointing you as leaders and as a church to actually accomplish this and that this is something of your identity. You will shine out as a wonderful light to people, who will know there is a beam and know where God is.
He is saying I want you to rise with healing in your wings as I anoint you for that task.
Mal. 4:2-3 (NLT)
2“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.£ And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. 3On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,” says the LORD Almighty.
~Saplings & Stumps~
A picture of both of you standing in a field that was dotted with tree stumps. It was as if this was your allotted ground and you were wondering what to do with it, because it hadn’t been properly cleared – the stumps had been left in the ground. Then you decided that rather than expending lots of energy in removing the stumps, you would plant new saplings in-between them. You did this and tended the saplings diligently, only to discover that the water and manure were also causing the old stumps to sprout and begin to grow again.
Soon you had a flourishing forest of trees and were able to export timber. It also wasn’t just one variety of wood, but many; suitable for all sorts of applications – from building construction to furniture and cabinet making etc. You became experts at knowing when a tree was ready to be lopped and used, and how to remove it so that you didn’t damage the other trees in the forest. Many came to you to ask advice about planting and running a plantation, and you had an international export company and reputation, so that your trees were sought after all over the world.
~P.O.D – Picture of Destiny~
Mannie shared a prophetic message with us as a church, when he and his wife Dawn came and did Apostolic input at the Lighthouse. He shared with us a 6 picture time delayed photo and said that this was the Lord’s plan and purpose for us as a church.
During August 2004 I, Bruce, was in Brazil at the Brazilian Ltt. During my time with the Lord on one of the mornings, the Lord said to me: “Bruce, I am going to take people from the Lighthouse and I am going to scatter them like seeds all over the earth. Prepare them, Teach them, Train them, Equip them & be willing to Release them.” I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness of these words and at the implications of them for me, and for those at the Lighthouse, whom I lead. Realising the adjustments that would have to take place in my life and that of the church.
That same morning was the first time I heard Mannie share on the POD pictures during our team meeting before the morning sessions. Even although I had heard Mannie share on it at the Brazilian Ltt, I did not ask him too share it with us at the Lighthouse. He did it out of his own conviction. As confirmation of this, follows the next prophetic word.
As I was praying for you and the Lighthouse thanking the Lord for you as a church, and thanking Him for your help at our church with the worship over the last month, I felt Him say to me: “Because this church has been faithful in going, giving and sending out so much of it’s time, people, resources and ministries I am going to use them mightily in the nations of the world and they will truly be a Lighthouse to the Nations of the World.” Then the Lord gave me the following prophetic picture for you. I saw a tree with a seed pod growing on it. The seed pod was busy growing and developing on the tree, I sensed that the time was coming when the seed pod would drop to the ground, burst open, release its seeds and the seeds would be scattered by the wind all over the place.
The Lord impressed upon my Spirit two things very specifically about the seed that was busy being developed within the pod. Firstly, the seeds were the Agape Love of God. Secondly, the seeds were the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This is what was going to be “Dispersed” by the Lord through you to the nations of the earth.
POD 1 POD 2 POD 3
POD 4 POD 5 POD 6
~Lumber Jack with a Chain Saw~
Had a picture of you being a lumberjack. I saw you chopping down trees. It started with you wielding asmall hand axe. Your hands were blistered but you had gained strength & stamina. Then I saw you with a large saw. Then a saw that requires two people to hold it
Then I saw you being given a chainsaw, as well as the protective clothing needed to operate a chainsaw. I was aware of the fact that for a moment you were distracted by the clothing & not using the chainsaw as much. Then I saw God give you a tiny file (used to keep the blades sharp) and Him emphasising that all you are required to do is hold the chainsaw & maintain the blades to keep them sharp so that it can cut most effectively. I recall being struck by the simplicity of the task, compared to the power & the effectiveness of the chainsaw.